|The Petition is amended as follows:
Delete existing petition text and substitute:
The United Methodist Church, acting in response to a petition from the Louisiana Annual Conference calls for United Methodists to refrain from buying, selling or using cypress mulch harvested from the fragile ecosystems of Louisiana's coastal wetlands. We also encourage state and federal governments, retailers and distributors to take significant action to conserve cypress forests.
The committee recomends to adopt the above.